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Raleigh Dentist Faces Eight Counts Of Drug Fraud

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh dentist is charged with misusing his prescription pad to hand out illegal drugs.

Dr. Trent Rigsbee surrendered to Raleigh police Wednesday.

Detectives said he wrote prescriptions for various painkillers for friends and patients, then kept the drugs for himself.

Rigsbee faces eight counts of obtaining drugs by use of fraud.

The State Board of Dental Examiners has revoked Rigsbee's license.